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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Hangs after reboot, Intel 975 and SATA Reply with quote

I've run through the install and followed the installation guide to the letter (at least i think so ;))

No matter if I use the genkernel option or I compile my own, I end up with this error:

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ata2: command 0xc8 timeout, stat 0x50 host_stat 0x44
ata2: status=0x50 { DriveReady SeekComplete }


I got 3 SATA drives in the machine, the one I've installed on is /dev/sdc3, boot is on /dev/sdc1 and swap on /dev/sdc2.

Anyone got any clue? I've searched the forums here and didn't find anything similar to my problem. Google wasn't of much help either.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be a dying harddisk. Certainly looks like a hardware problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lukeren,

That looks like an IDE drive with DMA issues.
Can you show some more context please, so we can see which srive is involved.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was a dying disk too, so I used Maxtors diagnostics program and gave it the long test, with full surface test, came out ok.
The drive is a Maxtor 6Y080M0 SATA drive.

I would like to give more context, but there really isn't much more.
I've used a genkernel, and after it loads the various SCSI and SATA drivers it says "Mounting root..." and that's where it hangs and starts with the "ata2:" thing.
The thing that strikes me as odd is I've used the drive to install to, no problems there. Booting from the drive seems to be an entirely different matter.
Also, the drive has been used for a good while for different kinds of stuff, so I very much doubt that it's a hardware issue.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

Did you activate in the kernel the Support for Sata inside Device Drivers ---> ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support ---> ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support ---> Enhanced IDE/MFM/RLL disk/cdrom/tape/floppy support? If so, disable it, compile your kernel, put it on /boot and update your boot loader. Does it work now?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That option wasn't selected, but for good meassure I reset the config and made a new one by doing "zcat /proc/config.gz > /usr/share/genkernel/x86/kernel-config-2.6".

I checked that it didn't have that option ticked and build a new genkernel, same problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lukeren,

Please post the output from lspci, run from the boot CD.
If you have several SATA controllers, tell us which drive(s) are on which controllers please.

If genkernel fails to build you a suitable kernel the fisr time, it won't do any better on subsequent attempts.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lspci:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 975X Express Memory Controller Hub (rev c0)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 975X Express PCI Express Root Port (rev c0)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 20)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 20)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0291 (rev a1)


I only have 1 SATA controller, and that's the ICH7.
If it has any relevance, the board is an Asus P5W DH Deluxe.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lukeren,

You need either the AHCI SATA support or the Intel PIIX/ICH SATA support options in low level SCSI Drivers for the ICH7 chipset.
A little trial and error may be called for.

You do not want Intel PIIX under ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support The ICH7 is a hybrid PATA/SATA device. Its best set up throgh the SATA controls.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gone with the PIIX/ICH option, then it detects my drives but can't mount root, if I use the AHCI, it can't even find my SATA drives and says that /dev/sdc3 isn't a valid block device.

I think I've found a semi-solution though.

In my BIOS I can change the SATA mode from Standard IDE to AHCI and then it works, but then windows wont boot ...

Doesn't look like I can get it up and running without re-installing windows.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi ,
i have the same board.

i actually got the 2.6.18-rc5 kernel http://tcur2802.free.fr/linux/2.6.18-rc5

i had to disable the ahci controleur ( in the ide configuration part of the bios ).

if you look at my kernel configuration, i had to activate the ahci and the PIIX/ICH Sata support.

after some tries with grub (editing my boot configuration by pressing the "e" ) i manage to get accross the "could'not mount root file system).
when i manage to get the right "root=/dev/sdXX" boot paramater, i booted on the gentoo cdrom, to correct my fstab.
i edited my menu.lst to add "option=irqpoll" .

then it's was ok.

hope this helps!!


I 'm looking for the correct module to get the wifi asus module on.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to just enable AHCI and reinstall windows, and now it works. Gives me better performance too, so all in all it's win/win :P
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the wifi asus module, i found this driver:
ftp://202.65.194.18/cn/wlan/rtl8187l/linux26x-8187-110.zip

seems to work, i'll try this tonight :)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it worked like a charm :wink:
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